Save on Home and Garden Items from Amazon.

Save on Scrapbooking Supplies

Tuesday

Wanna Be a Rock Star - Like Me

Wanna Be a Rock Star - Like Me?

Just for fun, I have to ask. Are you a Rock Star Blogger? I'm passing this award along, by nominating the following as Rock Star Bloggers:


What would your album cover look like, if you had one?

Actually, being a rock star may have very little to do with music at all. You can be a Rock Star, if you build your house upon the Rock.

Instructions:

1 - Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random,
and hit “random.” The title of first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 (Random quotations). The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days. The third picture, no matter what it is, is your album cover.

4 - Use Photoshop or another photo editing program to create your album cover.

5 - Post your album cover photo on your blog with this text(as a note). Be sure to nominate at least five friends (by leaving comments on their blogs and including a link to your post), and tag Practically at Home (by leaving a comment here), so I can see what you have created. (Click here for instructions on making simple active-links for blog comments.)

Shine on, Rock Stars!

Friday

Fun with the Bucket List

Fun with the Bucket List



A friend tagged me on a social networking site with The Bucket List, so I’m sharing it here too.


You are invited to take The Bucket List too. Just copy the questions, and paste them into your own blog post, along with your own answers.


Tag at least seven friends. Be sure to come back to Practically at Home and tag me too, including a link to your post.


The Bucket List


How many of these have you experienced, so far, in your lifetime?


(X) Been on a blind date
(X) Skipped school
( ) Watched someone die
(X) Been to Canada
( ) Been to Mexico
(X) Been to Florida
(X) Been to the Alps
( ) Been to China
(X) Met a state Governor (actually two)
( ) Met the V.P. of the U.S.
( ) Been to Hawaii
(X) Been on a plane
( ) Been on a helicopter
(X) Been lost
(X) Gone to Washington, DC
(X) Swam in the ocean
(X) Cried yourself to sleep
(X) Played cops and robbers
(X) Recently colored with crayons
(X) Sang Karaoke

(X) Held an Olympic medal
(X) Paid for a meal with coins only
(X) Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch

(X) Ridden a unicycle
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't
(X) Made prank phone calls
( ) Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans

(X) Gone rappelling
(X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
( ) Danced in the rain naked
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(X) Watched the sunrise with someone
(X) Blown bubbles
(X) Gone ice-skating

( ) Sung a solo on stage
(X) Gone to the movies
( ) Been deep sea fishing
(X) Driven across the United States
(X) Been in a hot air balloon
( ) Been sky diving
(X) Gone snowmobiling

(X) Lived in more than one country
(X) Lay down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets
(X) Seen a falling star and made a wish
( ) Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser
(X) Seen the Statue of Liberty
( ) Been scuba diving
( ) Piloted an aircraft
(X) Started your own company

(X) Swum in a waterfall
( ) Driven a car over 100 MPH

(X) Been fingerprinted

(X) Been on television
( ) Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle
( ) Been on a cruise
(X) Traveled by train
(X) Been to the White House

( ) Lost your driver’s license
(X) Traveled by motorcycle
(X) Been horseback riding
( ) Ridden on a San Francisco cable car
(X) Been to Disneyland --- and Disney World
(X) Truly believe in the power of prayer
( ) Been in a rain forest
(X) Seen whales in the ocean
(X) Been to Niagara Falls

(X) Played the piano

( ) Been to Australia
( ) Ridden on an elephant
(X) Swam with dolphins
( ) Been to the Olympics
( ) Walked on the Great Wall of China
(X) Been spinnaker flying
(X) Been water-skiing
(X) Been snow-skiing
( ) Zip-Lined through the jungle

(X) Been to a World Series game

( ) Been to a Super Bowl
( ) Been to Westminster Abbey
(X) Been to the Louvre
( ) Swam in the Mediterranean
(X) Been to a Major League Baseball game
(X) Been to a National Football League game
(X) Played in the snow



Click here to visit Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink. Love poetry? Check out Simply Snickers, a brand-new weekly poetry prompt. Try your hand with weekly prompts! Or, look into The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts.


Throughout 2009, please join us at The Heart of a Ready Writer, a Bible reading and devotional blog, as we read through the entire Bible in chronological order.


Click here to subscribe to an RSS feed for this writer's helpful Helium content. If you wish, click here for a free subscription to this author's online AC content, so you won't miss a single post!


Add to Technorati Favorites

Sunday

Memories of Momhood

Memories of Momhood

(The Mom Survey)


Photo c1991 by Nickers and Ink.

All rights reserved.


A friend tagged me on a social networking site with The Mom Survey, so I’m sharing it here too.


You are invited to take The Mom Survey too. Just copy the questions, and paste them into your own blog post, along with your own answers.


Tag at least seven friends. Be sure to come back to Practically at Home and tag me too, including a link to your post.


The Mom Survey

(25 Questions)


1. Was your first pregnancy planned?
Not at all. At least, not for the biological parents.

2. Were you married at the time?
Yes.

3. How did you react to the news of the baby?
I was absolutely thrilled.

4. Was abortion ever an option?
No, and I thank God every day that they chose life.

5. How old were you when your first child arrived?
31

6. How did you find out you were pregnant?
I wasn’t.

7. With whom did you first share the news of your pregnancy?
Probably everyone we knew.

8. Did you want to find out the sex of the baby?
I did not want to know about the sex. Obviously, that’s where it all started, but that was entirely their business.

9. What was your baby’s due date?
July 10th

10. Did you experience any morning sickness during the pregnancy?
Are you kidding?

11. What did you crave?
Parenthood.

12. Who (or what) irritated you the most, as you awaited the baby’s arrival?
Probably all those well-meaning people who kept asking me if there was any word on the prospective adoption. Obviously, if we had news, we would be ready to broadcast.

13. What was the sex of your first child?
Girl

14. Did you wish you had the opposite sex of what you were having?

No.

15. How many pounds did you gain throughout the pregnancy?

Maybe a few sympathy pounds.

16. Did you have a baby shower?
My sister had one, and our church had another.

17. Was the baby shower a surprise?
Both baby showers occurred after our daughter arrived.

18. Did you experience any complications during the pregnancy?
Besides the possibility that the adoptive placement might not happen?

19. Where did you give birth?
I didn’t, but the baby was born in a hospital.

20. For how many hours were you in labor?
I wasn’t.

21. Who was in the room when the baby arrived?

Besides us (the adoptive parents), the biological mother and father were there, along with her mother and a small army of medical personnel.


22. Was it a natural birth or a C-section?

Natural.


23. Did you take any medicine to ease the pain?

Does Midol count?


24. How much did the baby weigh?

8 lbs., 13 oz.

25. How old is your firstborn now?

18 – holy cow.


Click here to visit Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink. Love poetry? Check out Simply Snickers, a brand-new weekly poetry prompt. Try your hand with weekly prompts! Or, look into The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts.


Throughout 2009, please join us at The Heart of a Ready Writer, a Bible reading and devotional blog, as we read through the entire Bible in chronological order.


Click here to subscribe to an RSS feed for this writer's helpful Helium content. If you wish, click here for a free subscription to this author's online AC content, so you won't miss a single post!


Add to Technorati Favorites

Thursday

Voyage to Valentine’s Day


--> -->
-->
Voyage to Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just over a week away. Are you ready? Why not explore these practical ideas for a heartwarming holiday on February 14th?

Chocolate: The Food of Love –
A Valentine's Day Treat for Folks of All Ages

Can Valentine's Day be complete without a chocolate treat? From kisses to long-stemmed roses, chocolate is the stuff of Valentine's Day surprises. Where did our long-standing Valentine's Day love affair with chocolate begin?

Do-It-Yourself Valentine's Day Surprises for Kids

Children adore Valentine's Day surprises. Try these do-it-yourself Valentine's Day ideas for a child you love, and watch for the delighted response. What child - of any age - doesn't want to feel special, especially on Valentine's Day?

How to Care for Your Valentine’s Day Roses

Roses are favorites, on Valentine’s Day and other occasions. Of course, pink, white, yellow or other roses customarily carry different shades of meanings. Whatever the color and message, roses are the perennial pick for Valentine's Day.

Simple Homemade Valentine's Day Cards

Valentine's Day cards are the hallmark of the heartfelt holiday on February 14th. Who doesn't love sentimental and even humorous Valentine's Day cards? Try these creative card making tips to put your own mark on your Valentine greetings this year.



Top 10 Heartless Valentine's Day Gift Blunders by Men

Dear Valentine, what will you do
To buy a gift? Go get a clue!

Valentine's Day may cause well-meaning men to stumble, as they rumble through card shops, gift stores and other outlets for the perfect Valentine's Day gift. Here's a word for the wise (or at least, for the guys): Check out these top ten heartless Valentine's Day Gift Blunders by Men before you go. Don't fall into any of these traps.

Valentine's Day: Caring for Long-Stemmed Roses

Who doesn't love a dozen long-stemmed roses for Valentine's Day? Nothing says, "I love you," like a bunch of red beauties, at least according to floral tradition. Here's how to arrange and care for your long-stemmed beauties.

Valentine’s Day Dilemmas

Valentine's Day evokes dramatic emotions in many people. We have a love-hate relationship with this holiday. Why is this so?

Valentine's Day Dorm Decor: Six Simple Solutions
Valentine's Day fun invades college and university campuses each February. How can you decorate your dorm room to make it festive and sweet for this heartfelt February 14th holiday?

Valentine's Day - How to Fake It in a Restaurant

Sometimes, you just have to fake it, especially on Valentine's Day. If you're fortunate enough to enjoy the evening out, the success of the event may hinge largely on your cordiality. Host or guest, you must try to be amiable and sociable. Here's how, even if it's awful.

Valentine's Day Values from A to Z

How can you find an economical Valentine's Day gift that will be cherished, not cheap? Here's a host of Valentine's Day gifts, all priced under $25.Surely you can find something to please your sweetheart in this list, even if you are operating on a budget. And who isn't?

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin